HB 42: "An Act establishing the Legislative Study Group on the Establishment of an Immediate Online Political Campaign Reporting System; and directing the study group to prepare a report on the possibility of creating an immediate online state political campaign reporting system."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 42 01 "An Act establishing the Legislative Study Group on the Establishment of an Immediate 02 Online Political Campaign Reporting System; and directing the study group to prepare 03 a report on the possibility of creating an immediate online state political campaign 04 reporting system." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 07 to read: 08 LEGISLATIVE STUDY GROUP ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN 09 IMMEDIATE ONLINE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN REPORTING SYSTEM. (a) The 10 Legislative Study Group on the Establishment of an Immediate Online Political Campaign 11 Reporting System is established in the legislative branch of state government. The study 12 group consists of nine voting members as follows: 13 (1) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of 14 the house of representatives;
01 (2) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the minority 02 leader of the house of representatives; 03 (3) one member from the senate appointed by the president of the senate; 04 (4) one member from the senate appointed by the minority leader of the 05 senate; 06 (5) the executive director of the Alaska Public Offices Commission or the 07 executive director's designee; 08 (6) one member who has expertise and training directly related to online 09 banking technologies, appointed by the governor; 10 (7) one member from a banking entity who has expertise related to Alaska 11 financial organizations, appointed by the governor; and 12 (8) two public members appointed by the governor. 13 (b) The chair of the study group shall be selected by a majority vote of the members 14 of the study group. The staff of the members who are legislators shall serve as staff to the 15 study group. 16 (c) A majority of the study group constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business 17 and is necessary for any action taken by the study group. 18 (d) The study group established under (a) of this section 19 (1) may begin work immediately on the appointment of its full membership; 20 (2) shall hold public hearings and may perform research related to its work; 21 (3) shall give public notice of all meetings of the study group and ensure that 22 all meetings are open to the public; 23 (4) may meet in the interim and may meet telephonically; 24 (5) shall submit a written interim report of the study group's progress to the 25 State Affairs committees of the house of representatives and the senate by January 19, 2010; 26 and 27 (6) shall submit the full written report of its findings and recommendations to 28 the State Affairs committees of the house of representatives and senate on or before 29 February 1, 2011; the committees shall hold one or more public hearings to receive testimony; 30 the hearings may be joint hearings. 31 (e) The study group shall prepare a report that
01 (1) reviews how the technologies employed in existing online banking systems 02 that are used by individuals and businesses to monitor financial transactions, check account 03 balances, and transfer funds might be used for state political campaign reporting; and 04 (2) contains policy recommendations regarding how technologies employed in 05 online banking might be used by the Alaska Public Offices Commission or a financial 06 institution retained by the Alaska Public Offices Commission to make reports of contributions 07 to, expenditures of, and services supplied to state political campaigns immediately accessible 08 to the public online. 09 (f) Members of the study group are entitled to transportation expenses and per diem 10 allowances provided by law. 11 (g) The Legislative Study Group on the Establishment of an Immediate Online 12 Political Campaign Reporting System is terminated on February 8, 2011.